Kitcheree is a cleansing meal that can be eaten a couple of times a day or over a few days to rebalance your system. It will re-ignite your digestive fire and help remove toxins from the colon. Remember, good digestion and regular movements are the key to our immune strength and your health over winter.
I hope you enjoy my own latest interpretative recipe. Once your baby is over 8 months you can start to introduce lentils and spices into their diet – maybe blending this up. If this is more spicy than what you normally eat and what they have tasted through your breastmilk then simplify and reduce the amounts slightly.
1 cup red lentils
1 cup basmati rice
1/2 T cumin seeds
1/4 T fennel seeds
1 & 1/2 T grated fresh ginger
3 cardomon pods, crushed
1/2 t turmeric
1/4 t asofetida/hing
2 bay leaves
3 T Ghee
1 sml zucchini, finely chopped
1 sml sweet potato peeled, finely chopped
8 cups hot water
2 vege stock cubes
Additional, add 5 mins before serving:
1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
1/2 cup parsley
Rinse lentils and rice a few times until t
he water is clear and then drain.
Heat ghee – add cumin, ginger, cardomon pods, and when the cumin turns medium brown, add the turmeric and asafetida.
Within 5 seconds add the vegetables, rice and lentils. Cook, stirring for 2 minutes.
Add all the water and bring to the boil. Cook over a low heat, partially covered and stirring occasionally for 40-60 minutes, or until the rice is tender and dal is soft and breaking down, and the liquid is absorbed.
You can add the tomato and parsley if you plan to serve the whole lot now. Dribble with a little ghee, garnish with some fresh parsley and a squeeze of lemon and even a dollop of yoghurt.